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Windows 7: my cpu voltage

24 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

From your specs that looks like a good build IMO.
Also, remember Win7 will speed up over a couple days as it "tweaks" itself. the first couple days it will still be indexing and building pre-fetch etc.
Give it a couple days to learn your habits :)
Defragging may help a bit as well, after you get everything set up.

Some things Ive learned, if it helps:

Overclocking may help slightly with overall system performance.
However, the most noticable gains will be in any app that relies heavily on CPU calculations. HD Video encoding for example will benefit greatly from a OC'd CPU (provided your stable) or any other app that does intense calculations. As CPU speed means everything here.

On the whole, it wont make a 'Huge" difference.

The best upgrade you can do (for overall system performance)in daily use, is moving to a SSD (at least for the OS), as HD's are the largest bottleneck in any system.

Don't get me wrong, Overclocking can help slightly (depending what you do mostly), and is fun escpecially for those who just enjoy it or make a hobby of it.

But the simple fact is, system performance as a whole wont benefit greatly.
As I stated previously, HD bottlenecks is the major performance factor of any system, and no amount of CPU/RAM speed can overcome that.

Just keep this in mind.
If you want to learn to OC, do some research and have patience because it will take a lot of both. just be careful and have fun with it!!

My 2C for what its worth. Perhaps others have a different opinion, but this is my take on it.

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24 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

You will indeed need to adjust the CPU voltage but also CPU VTT and other voltage adjustments will be required. You will want to keep those voltages as low as possible but still remain completely stable. Heat can easily be the limiting factore when overclocking but there are plenty of ways around that. I like Prime Blend test for stablity testing. There are plenty of overclocking guides for the i7 and they aren't nearly as difficult to overclock as a core2 quad.

The difference between my default 3.0GHz CPU and 800Mhz memory compared to 4.05GHz and 1200Mhz memory speed is night and day, no comparison at all IMO. Everything from opening web pages to programs and also gaming frame rates are much much faster. No comparison to default clocks at all in my opinion. I have overclocked three different CPU's on this board, the overclocked quad core works the best for me but my E8600 at 4.5GHz was pretty decent also. By the way Wishmaster, you can easily get more from your Q9650 if you so desire, they really come alive at 4.05GHz.

As for the HDD being the bottle neck, true for certain tasks such as loading programs or games but it doesn't matter for other operations such as gaming frame rates which is what matters most to those of us who overclock. Of course for slow HDD's you only need to purchase a SSD or two to fix that problem.
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24 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7

I would say. depends up on how high you OC it.

0.2~0.6GHz OC should be ok with no voltage lvl up.

Thats my idea
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25 Jan 2010   #14

windows 7 64 bit

Thank you guys for the info but i cant get this machine stable when i put more then 2 gigs of ram ocz keeps sying they are matched if i lossen the timmings for the ram should that help i ran memtest 86+ on each stick and i got diffrent speeds was the same when i used the winast mem from the command promt any ideas about how to fix this
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